Celtic ox


Definition of Celtic ox

: a small prehistoric European ox (Bos longifrons) having a high forehead and short horns and considered by some to be the ancestor or an ancestor of domestic cattle

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History and Etymology for Celtic ox

so called from its occurrence in Alpine regions where Celts lived in early historical times

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“Celtic ox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Celtic%20ox. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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